Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Olive Update

If you go to the main page of Olive's chip-in you can get updates but here are a few.

Tomorrow she goes to get a bordetella vaccination so she can be sprung on Sunday and brought to her new temporary home! I'm still pricing out two facilities, and checking about room at the one that I and the other volunteers would prefer. It's closer, much nicer, run like a day-care, and familiar to several of the volunteers, so the chance of them visiting Olive is that much greater. I eventually want to work out a visiting schedule so we can get people there a few times a week.

Fellow shelter volunteer Leslie - photographer, encyclopedia, and adoption specialist - took some pictures today of Olive playing in the kiddie pool. I deleted them by mistake (stupid blackberry) but as soon as she resends, I will post them. Olive has such a cute face but she moves so fast it's hard to get her on film.

I am also pricing out two vets to get her spay performed and a dental. I think she has stage two periodontal and I want to get it done. I've had a dog who suffered from the lasting effects of his former owner letting his teeth rot, and it's not fun. He died with an enlarged heart and liver, and failing kidneys. This way, whoever is blessed enough to adopt Olive won't have to worry about it. She is also getting her ear checked for a possible infection.

I saw this quote today and through various politics, fears of being left with bills I didn't plan for, and general trepidation at taking on a dog who I will be responsible for, this resonated.

Thanks to those of you who have contributed. I have almost one month of boarding (along with some other pledges). It's going to be a haul. Olive is a pit and she is not other-dog friendly. She was never used for fighting and we don't know why she is like that, but we need to search diligentely for the right owner. So she may be in boarding for a few months. That's why the chip in is for. I'm paying for her vet bills. I think this will have steam in the beginning but I'm hoping people will stay tuned and possibly contribute a little here and there so it all goes smoothly.

God, we desire to be your presence to the least among us and to know your presence in them as we work through you to bring justice and peace to this world in desperate need.